Movies To Watch While You Await The Return Of Mary Poppins

Cinemas | Dec 25, 2018
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She is Finally Coming Back


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In a quiet night, Disney has just released the first trailer for their highly-anticipated sequel Mary Poppins Returns. We couldn’t be more exciting to see Mary on that umbrella; except that her dramatic entrance is with a kite this time. Grand entrance indeed.

The film will also see a return from original cast member Dick van Dyke, though not as Bert; he’ll play the son to the original film’s villain Mr. Dawes Sr., a role van Dyke had also played. The film will also star Colin Firth, Meryl Streep, and Angela Lansbury.

 In gloomy Depression-era London, a bright green kite gets swept away by the wind. It passes Lin-Manuel Miranda as Jack and knocks off a hat until a young boy finds it. As he and Jack pull and pull on the kite, out from the sky drops Mary Poppins herself.

Later, in a bright home, Michael (Ben Whishaw) and Jane Banks (Emily Mortimer) say to Poppins “It’s wonderful to see you.”

Looking at her reflection (which magically moves on its own), Poppins simply replies, “Yes, it is, isn’t it?”

Lin-Manuel Miranda, who was nominated for an Oscar last year (for best original song from Moana), announced during the ABC red carpet interviews that the trailer was on its way.

The movie will follow the Banks children, now grown up, as they go through a personal loss. Mary Poppins comes to help them and Michael Banks’ three children.


Mary Poppins Returns Movie Details



Genre: Fantasy

Directed by: Rob Marshall

Produced by: Rob Marshall

Release Date: December 25, 2018


Movies To Watch While We Wait For Mary Poppins

Yes we know, we know. Waiting is frustrating, but there is nothing we can do about it. Don’t worry, these movies are here to save the day. Let’s stick to these while waiting Mary Poppins.

1 Miss Peregrine’s Home For Peculiar Children

This fantasy film will make you wanna be a peculiar. Hold on, the villains will make you not want to. We leave it to you to decide then.

2. A Wrinkle In Time

A Wrinkle in Time is no masterpiece. But it still has a wrinkle or two of its own that families can unpack and discuss. This is a perfect movie for family bonding.

3. A Monster Calls

A Monster Calls is a beautiful and inspirational depiction of a young person’s battle with grief. But that doesn’t mean it’s for every young person. This will also touch you no matter how old you are.

4. Stardust

This is a typical love story. Except that there are peppering plenty of black humour into a sweet if silly fairy-tale romance.

5. Hugo

In Paris in 1931, an orphan named Hugo Cabret who lives in the walls of a train station is wrapped up in a mystery. This involves his late father and an automaton. A movie filled with magic and tic toc.

6. The Jungle Book

This is a classic remodelling of the cartoon version we grew up with. Definitely worth watching. Who can say no to a talking bear?

7. Big Fish

Insanely funny with strains of sadness and regret around the edges. Big Fish is an entertaining synthesis of Burton’s trademark quirkiness and a touching family drama. A complete package to behold.

8. Oz The Great And Powerful

The film strongly resembles Tim Burton’s Alice In Wonderland. If you fancied that one, you’d definitely love Raimi’s creation. Come and see.


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